So after the disappointment wears off how did we really go.I had hoped our side would get close to their 08 levels with snake returning and a fresh year ahead but it seems we have faded away. THe opposition was ordinary as expected but completed their sets better as most bellamy coached sides do. Losing killer is a massive blow goiing forward.Every side has a bloke they can't lose and he is it.Made worse by Matais suspension. Prop rotation was always the main worry and proved spot on.King tried but Kite is a shadow of 08 and George simply can't go the trip over sustained periods.This is what may kill us. Snake was good and looked confident Choc was the only forward with any real punch in attack but his errors always come at the wrong time.Very frustrating to watch. Glen and Buehrer were solid and will get better I love Forans ticker but he lacks the creativity to be great 5/8.In a big pack like ours we could accomodate him at lock but in reality the only real option due to our roster may be to swap him with killer but Im not sure about that iether. DCE was ok.As I have said relentlessly,these kids take time and we have no other real options anyway.I think we are finding that Ox was a little better than many gave him credit for.He certianly had the key to chock's game but sadly that key has been lost. Williams hasnt changed except in that he has trimmed down,positionally vulnerable at centre and no real awareness.due to injuries he will be playing so needs to improve quickly. hoppa wasÂ good i thought. bench lacks punch.buerhrer should start.looks like an 80 minute player.overall the bench looked way off the pace when compared to sides like the saints,tigers and roosters. cunningham,paluÂ need to be given an opportunity quickly. overall not as bad as many say but the scum were ordinary.killers injury early onÂ and the prop problem probably consigns us to a struggle for a while.it seems my optimism was a little misplaced but the rooster game will tell us a lot more about this side.maybe their high standards will bring the best out in the boys.I hope so as we ahve a very tough run early.